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The negative Impact of Weeds
It doesn't take a lawn care professional to tell you that weeds are detrimental to your turf. Not only are they an eyesore, but they also negatively impact the overall health of everyone's lawn. Many residents are trying hard to maintain a nice attractive lawn, but with the invasive nature of weeds in Deer Trail, it is a challenge.
While some weeds aren't harmful, others are highly aggressive and destructive. If control measures are not taken, certain species can overtake an entire yard in a very short period of time. Certain weeds can be harmful if consumed by pets and or children and cause severe allergies for many in the community. They attract vermin, rodents, and snakes, not to mention the potential fire hazard that can be very destructive and deadly.
Weeds are a widespread problem in the Town. While residents attempt to keep them under control through various measures, others don't seem to be trying very hard to eradicate or at least maintain the weeds on their property.
Weeds are the number one complaint received by code enforcement. They cause a small Town to look uncared for and neglected and as if no one cares about their community.
While the Town is not asking anyone to maintain a well-manicured, green, lush, lawn we are asking you to do your part in keeping the weeds cut down to the ground and mowed down every week in the spring, summer, fall and as needed in the winter.
Lack of mowing can lead to a violation of the Town Ordinance. The Ordinance requires property owners and tenants to keep the weeds cut down to the ground or they can be issued a notice and subsequent Summons to court if the violation is not remedied.
Fines of up to $2,650.00 can be imposed through municipal court for those who ignore the problem.
In addition, many homeowner insurance policies require mitigation of weeds and brush near residence. Deer Trail has had a structural fire in one of the newer neighborhoods where dried weeds were set ablaze by a lit cigarette, burning an entire exterior wall of a house, so it does happen.
Please do your part as a resident and maintain the property free of unsightly weeds. Be a good neighbor and citizen of the Town in helping to keep Deer Trail a desirable place to live and work.